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NEXT CLUB MEETING and Recurring Turning Events:

November 3 rd, 6:30 PM at WoodCraft at Sullivan and Sprague in the Valley. NEXT CLUB MEETING TOPIC: Christmas and Holiday turned ornaments.  Joe Mach is our presenter.

December Meeting : December 1st !!! ( a hard one to remember as it is so early in the month !):  This will be a station practice meeting with stations set up SPECIFICALLY to review many of the STUART BATTY teachings, specifically the limited number of CUTS that he teaches as essential and comprehensive to good woodturning.  Each station will have a demonstrator/mentor to help you learn and practice Stuart's best teachings !  In addition there will be a SEASONAL PARTY with some snacks and drinks.  Feel free to bring a shared snack or non-alcoholic beverage !

The  "3rd Saturday -- at Riverview Retirement Community Workshop.  Novice turners welcome !  Coordinator: Ron Gooley and Tommy John.  Please express your interest and suggestions for topic or techniques to Ron Gooley.  ALSO: always check this web site for any other announcements regarding the Saturday sessions at Riverview.   Location:  1711 E. Ross Ct. -- 9:00 AM to approx 3PM.   Ron Gooley will be hosting an open turning day at the Riverview shop beginning at 9:00 AM.  The shop is located at 1711 E. Ross Ct.   Be sure to bring your own wood and tools. If you have a problem piece, this is a good time to get help with it, and you can always make sure that you are sharpening your tools properly.  Remember there are now  8 lathes available, and this remains a members only event unless you live at Riverview.

1st Saturday with Virginia and Bob Weaver:  As a NON-INW-CLUB event we would like to share that these sessions are held by Bob and Virginia at their Post Falls, ID shop.  Please check with Bob or Virginia as to whether the sessions are being held that month and any topic for the session.

Mesquite Bowl by Ron ValleyTurning of the Month

This mesquite bowl by Ron Valley was displayed at the last monthly meeting.  The bowl is 9" x 9".

Mesquite is a wood that doesn't need to be dried because the shrinkage doesn't occur as with most woods.



Woodturning legend Stuart Batty joined us in Spokane for 3 full days. Watch Stuart on Tim Yoder's Woodturning Workshop Part 1    Part 2  and  with 34 video's including specifics of techniques and approaches that are guaranteed to make you a better and safer turner !


With your support, we are thrilled to be able to bring world class demonstrators to the Inland Northwest !  


INW has been granted 501c3 status by the IRS and as such we are now a not for profit corporation.  Your donations to the club may be tax deductible !!!  We will be having donation documentation forms available for your records of donations. Donations that include money, wood or tools can be valued and may be tax deductible for you.  (the usual, please discuss all tax issues with your own tax advisor, etc, etc, etc.).  Neither annual dues, nor raffle money will qualify to receive a donation  form.

OUR VIDEO LIBRARY and book library is available for check out at our monthly meetings. Each video or book has a sign out card.  We will make them available for self help, sign out and sign back in when done.  The library materials are great to borrow and watch !

MEMBERS: after you sign in, please go to "MY ACCOUNT" and then to "MY PROFILE" and start to fill in some information.  You can make the information available to other members or hidden in most all fields.  You can add an avatar (picture of yourself or your dog) and personal statements on turning/artist' s biography, etc.  To date there are very few completed profiles and even fewer avatars, let alone galleries of pictures of completed turnings.  These are easy completions and will not take much of your time.  If you mess anything up, we can easily rebuild your empty profile !  Take a plunge and get-r-done !

Carl's TREASURER'S MESSAGE:  Dues are due annually at the beginning of each New Year.  We will start collecting 2017 dues beginning in December, but sooner if you want to.  Please remember that OUR DUES HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE AAW DUES.   DO NOT CONFUSE OUR MEMBERSHIP WITH AAW MEMBERSHIP OR PAYMENT.  OUR Dues REMAIN at $30.00 per year (single or family).  All student memberships are free.  Your memberships are vital to the success of our club, and even more so, your participation ! New memberships are always welcome !  New memberships are prorated* for the amount of 2016 remaining at time of membership and expire end of year like all renewing members. *Proration ends at a minimum of $15,  for anytime joining July 1st and after.

NAME TAGS: If you have lost your name tag, or your dog ate it, email Carl and a new one will be on the tag apron next meeting.  Newly joined members should have their name tag on the name tag apron at the next meeting, whenever possible.  Email  for replacement or missing tags.


AV is super important to the meetings, as it adds visuals and better sound to everyone's experience of the demo's.    WE WOULD WELCOME ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE AV PROGRAM AT THE MEETINGS.  IT IS NOT HARD TO LEARN.  Please talk to Carl or any Board Member to discuss how you can help.

Woodcraft 18420130207_202259Everyone is welcome to attend the lunch Board meetings, held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM.  Please talk to any of the Board for details.  We really would love to see members step up to the plate and support their Club with sweat equity.  The present meeting location is Frankie Doodles just East of Division on 3rd Ave.  Good food and great service !  Come on down !!!

Tree Falls:  If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.

Important Safety Considerations for future cuttings: All attendees are asked to wear eye and ear protection since several chainsaws will be in use. If you have not done so already, you will also be asked to sign a waiver in order to participate. Those members who have attended the chainsaw training sessions are invited to operate saws. Future harvests will be planned to include brief Chain Saw Safety training sessions for those that want to participate.

HOW DO I SAFELY Fell a tree?  This video is a must watch !

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